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Words of Wisdom about Life
Wisdom Quotes about Life

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What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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Words of Wisdom Quotes

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
he stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
- H Jackson Browne

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -
but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream, you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In seeking wisdom thou art wise;
in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

When the vast cathedral of our being becomes a sanctuary for all creation, we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wise Quotes about Life

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Wisdom Quotes about Life

All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses
- George Washington Carver

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Wise Sayings about Life

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Success is a journey, not a destination.
- Ben Sweetland

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday
- Anonymous

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Persistence prevails when all else fails!
- Anonymous

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Wise Quotes and Sayings

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, "It might have been".
- John Greenleaf Whittier

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it, to find a hurt and heal it, to find somebody with a problem and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Scheller

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Wise Quotes about Life and Love

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile, and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding, leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

And think not, you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Your love is more powerful than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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